Why are 2016 voters so angry and anxious?

Polls consistently show a high level anger and anxiety among 2016 voters. Terror, race, the economy and inequality are all affecting voter moods...as are candidates who play on voters' fears.

As part of a coordinated week of coverage on this topic, MPR News host Kerri Miller talks with two experts on political psychology about what makes this year's electorate so uneasy: Lisa Garcia Bedoolla, professor of politics at the University of California Berkeley and Drew Westen, Professor of Psychology at Emory University and author of "The Political Brain".

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